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Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

  • Osama I. NagaEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Multiple factors contribute to poor quality of care and unsafe acts: lack of development of a safety culture, lack of staff accountability, and lack of institutional transparency. It is critical for all pediatricians to develop a policy in their clinic or their institution to prevent medical errors from occurring and to always aim for zero errors.

Keywords

Medical errors Sentinel events Root cause analysis Near miss Quality improvement 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine,Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterEl PasoUSA

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